About Your Teacher

Welcome to third grade! I am so excited to have your child in our classroom this year! I absolutely LOVE third grade! You may find that it is quite challenging and rigorous at first, but your child will adjust just fine. You will see that they are capable of so much! My favorite subjects to teach are Science and Math. I will hold high expectations of my students that I know they can achieve with a little hard work and focus. I come from a family of teachers. Your child may end up having my mom as their science teacher in 6th grade at Palmer Middle School! I hold a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from KSU and am currently pursuing my master’s degree from Georgia Southern. I also hold endorsements for teaching reading as well as gifted education. I am currently pursuing an endorsement in ESOL.

But that’s enough about “school” for right now! Let me tell you a little about myself, outside of the classroom.

On my days off, my husband and I love to be outside- hiking Kennesaw Mountain or exploring trails next to the Chattahoochee. We don’t have kids but spend a lot of time with my three nephews! We do have an adorable (except for when she chews) English Springer Spaniel puppy, Maisie. She is just over a year old. We also love to go to the movies.

I am looking forward to a fun, educational year. The quickest and easiest way to communicate with me is through my Cobb County email (marissa.gaines@cobbk12.org). I believe that if we all work together and have positive relationships, that your child will reach his/her highest potential and have the most successful third grade year!